IPM professionals who need to earn continuing education credit can now do so without traveling. Funded by the Southern IPM Center, a new web-based school IPM curriculum has been developed by Texas A&M AgriLife specialists. Courses are designed for school IPM coordinators, pest management professionals and animal control/code enforcement officers.
This food safety management certification course provides the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments.
This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how we measure them (biomonitoring) and their impact on our health.
This year’s conference will focus on healthy buildings, with an emphasis on school and medical office buildings. Choose between two breakout tracks: Greening the Medical Office, or Creating a Healthy School Building.
This Train the Trainer session is intended for those who offer training, technical assistance or similar support to child care providers and childcare/ head start educators. Attendees will learn the free or low-cost steps that child care providers can take to protect the children in their care from common environmental hazards: Pesticides and Pest Prevention / Air Quality / Lead /Radon / Household Chemicals / Mercury/Treated Playground Equipment / Furniture and Carpets/ Art Supplies / Plastics and Plastic Toys.
oin us for Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit. Penn State Extension is offering this course on Tuesdays from April to September in the Allentown / Center Valley, PA area.
This one day foundation training course is ideal for anyone who provides home health or inspection services of any type. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing, and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos It identifies root causes of health problems in a home and links them to seven principles of healthy housing.
Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor and Director of the University of the Rhode Island Center for Vector Borne Diseases, will discuss tick borne diseases and prevalence, the identification, inspection and removal of ticks, followed by the “Tick encounter” web resource. Dr. Marcia Anderson, Environmental Protection Specialist from the EPA, will review passive prevention via landscape design, sanitation, maintenance the EPA role in tick IPM and on how to incorporate Tick IPM into your School IPM plan. Dr. Kathy Murray, Coordinator of the Maine SIPM program, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, will discuss the importance of monitoring, repellants, active prevention via pesticidal tools, research, and additional resources. They will be followed by a Q & A session.
Learn about the wild world of the Pseudacteon decapitating flies, natural enemies of imported fire ants. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Sanford Porter, a Research Entomologist in the Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects group of USDA ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology.
The Eighth International PCB Workshop: PCBs in Schools organizers are dedicated to bringing together the very latest information on the chemistry, biology and threat to human health of PCBs as environmental pollutants.
Soil Health. Join Penn State Philadelphia Extension for the entire series of Urban Agriculture Farm Talks.
The 2014 NAAEE conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada's vibrant capital city, with the Gold LEED Ottawa Convention Center as the center of activity. Join more than 1,000 of your environmental education colleagues for this outstanding professional development opportunity.
School experts from around the country have been brought together to explain and demonstrate the Basics of School IPM. The webinar will begin with what school IPM is, why it is important, how to implement IPM and where and when to utilize IPM practices. A discussion of how to monitor for pests and its importance, pest exclusionary practices, and details regarding sanitation and maintenance of waste and recycling areas will ensue. This will be followed by a discussion of the most pest challenges area in schools – the kitchens/cafeterias. Then you will be lead through a virtual walkthrough of a school, pointing out other potential pest prone areas. Q & A will follow.
Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. Moderated by Sallie Lee, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Plan to join more than 3,200 researchers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students, extension service personnel, administrators, research technicians, consultants, and others from around the globe for four days of science, networking and fun. This is the most important annual conference anywhere in the world for the science of entomology.
The 8th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah USA from March 24-26, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Headquarters hotel will be the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown. Symposium sessions will address IPM across disciplines, internationally, in the market place, urban settings, greenhouses and more.